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BevAlc Roundup | TTB Continues Consignment Sales Investigations, Wine Exports Drop in Last Year, and How to Beat Counterfeit Wines

In the last Roundup, we predicted that the cold winter weather was finally on its way out — and then large parts of the country were hit by intense snow storms! We’ll chalk that up to a coincidence this time, and continue to extend our hopes for a warm, pleasant and imminent spring. Though as […]

BevAlc Roundup | Oregon Set To Impose Wine Labeling Rules, Announcing FedEx’s Hold-at-Locations Services for Wine Shipments, and Whiskey Bottles Don’t Need Corks

This week we look at a bill to expand direct-to-consumer shipping of wine in Kentucky and how the state’s bourbon industry feels left out, the Silicon Valley Bank’s annual direct to consumer survey is open — something we recommend everyone to respond to — and scientists say that today’s beer might be tomorrow’s cannabis products.

BevAlc Roundup | Craft Beverage and Modernization Act Part Deux, the Oregon Wine Symposium is a Success, and Zinfandel’s Curious History

For the Roundup this week we look at the slate of beverage alcohol bills before the California legislature in 2019, the DtC Report confirms Nielsen data showing strong growth in Oregon wines, and what the new face of whiskey drinkers is and why it’s a welcome change. In case you haven’t heard, the 2019 DtC […]

BevAlc Roundup | Agencies Extend Trade Practice Enforcement, How Could a Great 2018 Harvest Affect Prices Ahead, and What’s in a Bubbly Wine?

As 2018 comes to a close, we at ShipCompliant by Sovos want to extend our deepest appreciation to all our clients, partners, and regular readers. We know it is such a privilege for us to be able to work in this industry and interact with so many fantastic people. We have very high hopes for […]

BevAlc Roundup | ADA Compliance for Winery Websites, Pabst and MillerCoors Clash, and Southern Oregon Wineries Blend Tradition and Modernization

For the second year in a row, this season — the post-harvest and pre-holiday time — is being marked by devastating wildfires in both North and South California. While this year’s conflagrations have not directly affected wine country as last year’s did, the fires’ toll does not occur in isolation. Everyone is impacted when communities […]

BevAlc Roundup | A DtC Initiative in New Jersey, Brewers Say They’re Preparing for Climate Change, and New Grape Varieties Found in Chile

Happy Halloween! We hope that everyone celebrates the fall season — the colorful leaves, the harvest, the night of spooks and treats — festively and safely. While you’re at it, why not also celebrate with the Roundup? This week we report on a tax change occuring in Colorado that may affect wineries shipping DtC into […]

BevAlc Roundup | U.S. Supreme Court accepts certiorari in Tennessee retailer case, a potential recession in the wine market, and alcohol myths get debunked.

Last week, on Thursday night, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Tennessee Wine & Spirits v. Byrd Clayton, causing the beverage alcohol regulation community into a tizzy. Though the case has the potential to mix up years of three-tier jurisprudence (particularly whether retailers can equally participate in the DtC shipping market), these are still […]

BevAlc Roundup | 5 New Washington AVAs, the Mid-Year DtC Sales Review, and How to Avoid Bad Label Design

Over the next couple weeks here at ShipCompliant, we will be getting prepared for Oklahoma to open up to DtC shipping of wine on October 1; if you are interested in knowing what is required to ship wine to Oklahoma residents, you can find more information here. But for everyone else, there’s still the Round […]

BevAlc Roundup | Tariffs affect the industry, TTB levies its heaviest fine ever, and are regulations hampering the adoption of new technology?

We held our annual Wine Summit event on May 31, at the Napa Valley Marriott. The Summit was once again a fabulous occasion, full of regulatory updates, looks at market trends, and tips and tricks to improve DtC and three-tier sales. If you missed it, or just want to refresh your memory, read our follow-up […]

BevAlc Roundup | Retail DtC rules examined, how the alcohol industry can deal with sexual harassment, and beer does make you feel differently than wine.

In today’s roundup, we continue our examination of retailer Direct-to-Consumer rules, how wholesalers impact laws regarding how beverage alcohol gets distributed, whether wine labels should include ingredient lists, and how different beverage alcohol products affect your emotions in different ways. TTB Newsletter | Top stories include six new approved grape varieties for American wines and […]

BevAlc Roundup | Federal tax relief could be included in Senate’s overall tax reform plans, high hopes for the 2017 vintage, and we now know wine is older than we thought.

In today’s round up we go through a review of the rules for interstate wine shipping based on an interview with ShipCompliant’s own Alex Koral, examine an all-time low in global wine production, and look at the problems of categorizing whisky.     TTB Newsletter | Top stories include upcoming updates to permits online and […]

BevAlc Roundup | Shipping rules for retailers and wineries across the country, global wine production at all-time lows, and a record cost dram proves to be a fake.

In today’s round up we go through a review of the rules for interstate wine shipping based on an interview with ShipCompliant’s own Alex Koral, examine an all-time low in global wine production, and look at the problems of categorizing whisky.   TTB Newsletter | Top stories include updates to formula information pages and notice […]